Culinary Arts Team Wins Multiple Awards

culinary teamIf you haven’t had an opportunity to have lunch at the Central Campus Café, you may want to make plans.

At this rate, the team will have so many awards, there soon won’t be room to sit down anymore!

The Des Moines Public Schools Central Campus Culinary Arts program students competed in the Iowa Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Leadership Conference this month.

Read the following news release provided by FCCLA and the Central Campus Culinary Arts department to learn about their achievements and the conference, which gives students a chance to test their mettle against other Iowa students and the opportunity to return home with some hardware.

Iowa FCCLA State Leadership Conference 2016

Holiday Inn Airport Hotel in Des Moines, Iowa – The Des Moines Central Campus Culinary Arts FCCLA Chapter from Des Moines, Iowa along with over 500 members from FCCLA chapters across the state attended the Iowa FCCLA State Leadership Conference on April 3-5, 2016.

State Leadership Conference is an opportunity for Iowa FCCLA members to celebrate the past year of hard work on various projects as well as develop their leadership skills with members from around the state. Outstanding leadership was demonstrated through participation in STAR Events, National Programs, and Peer Education by students in grades 7 through 12.

STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) are competitive events which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, career preparation, and leadership. The members receiving the highest score in each event category qualify to move onto the National STAR Event competition held at the 2016 National Leadership Conference in San Diego, CA. Members from the Des Moines Central Campus Culinary Arts chapter received the following medals in their respective categories:

• Kaleb Shoemaker (Lincoln) – Bronze Medal in Advocacy

• Myles Boone (East), Kaleb Creighton-Crum (Roosevelt), William Guffey (North), Noah Meyers
(Home Instruction), Jatciri “Yadira” Ordaz (East) – Bronze Medals in Culinary Arts

• Camille Harmon (East), Mackenzie Sleeth (East) – Silver Medal in Entrepreneurship

• Kiara Bosley (Lincoln), Natalie Hahn (Roosevelt), Nova Konchalski (Lincoln) – Gold Medal in Focus on Children and will be advancing to National Competition in San Diego, CA in July!

• Hailey Ballentine (Lincoln), Skylar Smith (Lincoln) – Silver Medal in Life Event Planning

• Chris Harban (Lincoln), Molly Seher (East) – Bronze Medal in Sports Nutrition

FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America), formerly FHA, teaches students financial literacy, health and nutrition, career preparation, and early childhood development skills through Family and Consumer Sciences education. FCCLA is a unique organization because its programs are planned and run by student members. It is the only student-led organization with the family as its central focus. FCCLA has more than 220,000 members and nearly 7,000 chapters in fifty state associations, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The organization has involved more than ten million youth since it was founded in 1945.